PRIDE Training at CFS

PRIDE is a 24-hour, intensive course taken over 4 days. It is required for foster home licensing and adoption in Michigan.

Call CFS at (231) 946-8975 or email for more information or to register.

What is PRIDE?

We invite you to attend our upcoming foster and adoptive parent training classes. PRIDE is a 24-hour in-depth course that presents topics related to foster and adoptive parenting through videos, discussion, and experiential exercises. Sessions are co-taught by professionals at Child & Family Services along with experienced foster and/or adoptive parents. PRIDE training is mandated by the State of Michigan for all licensed homes.

PRIDE I covers 12-hours of training and is the minimal requirement prior to being licensed. It is comprised of 5 Sessions: 1) Connecting with PRIDE; 2) Teamwork; 3) Meeting Developmental Needs – Attachment; 4) Loss; and 6) Discipline.

PRIDE II is comprised of 4 Sessions; 5) Strengthening Families; 8) Planning for Change; 7) Continuing Family Relationships; and 9) Making an Informed Decision. The final session brings in a panel of experienced foster and adoptive parents to talk about how fostering and adopting has affected them and their families, as well as answer any questions you may have about their experiences.

*There will only be a half hour for lunch so feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or snack.


Child & Family Services*
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI
(231) 946-8975


We hope you are interested in learning more about providing foster care services and/or adoption, and can attend these classes. We're here to answer any questions you might have. Please contact Molly Nachazel or Roy Franklin to confirm that you will be attending. Their contact information is provided below. 

There is a great need for quality foster and adoptive homes, ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families!

Get in Touch:

Molly Nachazel
231-946-8975 ext. 1018 (office)
231-631-3908 (cell) (email)

Roy Franklin
231-946-8975 ext. 1061 (office)
231-631-3816 (cell) (email)